Voicing CSA is pleased to announce that The Mouse has been awarded the Best Charity Film UK at the Watchdog Film Festival in Brisbane, Australia – a festival that seeks to award filmmakers who monitor society and expose matters of social and public significance.
The animated short film, created at Slurpy Studios, was commissioned to raise awareness by Voicing CSA (Child Sex Abuse) to help adult survivors of child sexual abuse and exploitation to find their voice.
Chair and Director of Voicing CSA, Phillip Lafferty, said:
We are thrilled at Voicing CSA to win this award as confirmation of the hard work and support of so many professionals in the arts world who gave their time and expertise so freely to help us get this message out in support of survivors and victims of CSA and exploitation. Special thanks to our Patron Chris Harper, without whom this would not have been possible.
It highlights the need for more to be done in the genre of animation and we have many more storylines we would like to bring to life, if there are any sponsors or funders who would like to help us then please get in touch.
Director of Slurpy Studios, Katie Steed, said:
I’m absolutely delighted and hugely honored that The Mouse has won this fantastic award, and most importantly, I am thrilled that by screening this film, the festival was able to get it’s message out to a wider audience of people to whom it could potentially make a tiny but vital difference.
The film was screened on Sunday, 4th March, at the Globe Theatre in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Voicing CSA sends the festival our enormous thanks for the award.
The Mouse has been selected for a number of international film and animation festivals so far, including: Animainzon (Spain), Athens Animfest (Greece), Kalpanirjhar Film Festival (India); with our next screening taking place at MONSTRA (Portugal), where Katie Steed of Slurpy Studios will be personally presenting the film (16th-18th March).
We are excited at the prospect of raising awareness of childhood sexual abuse and exploitation on a global scale.